This sequence was inspired by the poetry of Hafiz:
All the Hemispheres, by Hafiz
Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadow and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.
Make a new watermark on your excitement
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
Upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of
Welcome the sensations of unfolding. Soften your inner dialogue. There’s no rush. Play and surf your edges. Greet yourself like a welcomed season. Remember time is the magic ingredient to the yin practice.
Happy Baby Pose
Thread the needle (both sides)
Melting Heart Pose
Half Shoelace Pose (both sides)
Winged Dragon Pose (cycle one minute Baby Dragon, one minute Dragon Flying Low and last minute Winged)
Tadpole or Frog pose (shown below is Frog Pose) option to increase intensity with a prone butterfly pose
Eye of the Needle Twist
Remember that it’s nature to do we we like instead of what we need. Listen to your body and unfold with it. Back off when you need to. It’s not how the pose should look, feel it…is it serving you? If not, come out. As always, consult your doctor before starting any type of exercise. Om